Bicester-based Motorsport UK has announced that global insurance broker Gallagher will become the Official Partner to the Girls on Track UK programme and Motorsport UK Academy.
Gallagher is one of the largest insurance brokers in the world. It provides insurance, risk management and consulting services to businesses, communities and individuals across the globe.
The organisation is the Title Partner of Premiership Rugby and is known for its support of young sporting talent, which will continue with its involvement with the Academy and Girls on Track UK.
The two-year partnership will see Gallagher at the heart of two Motorsport UK initiatives, supporting the governing body to inspire girls to consider a role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and encouraging young drivers to develop and pursue a career within the sport.
As an Official Partner to Girls on Track UK, Gallagher will be involved in future events. It will also host dedicated workshops to promote motorsport amongst young females.
Its involvement with the Academy will see Gallagher support the athletes with insurance advice at programme gatherings. Gallagher will also become the Title Sponsor of the Team UK Driver of the Year award, and its branding will be featured on the new Team UK clothing.
Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Gallagher as a partner to Motorsport UK. As an organisation, we want to inspire and encourage more women into our sport, and build upon the rapid growth of our Girls on Track UK initiative – engaging even more participants, and showcasing STEM-related opportunities in motorsport.
“We are also focused on the development of drivers in our Academy programme, as we look to nurture future talent who can go on to represent the UK at the highest level. We are delighted to have the support of Gallagher as we progress this mission.”
Gallagher’s Head of Sports Practice, Karen Ellis, added: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Motorsport UK on its Academy and Girls on Track initiatives.
“The motorsport team in Gallagher has worked in the sector for many years, and we are passionate about supporting these kinds of initiatives which help promote accessibility, and the partnership fits very well into our strategy for supporting young upcoming sporting talent.
“Through our partnership we are looking forward to attending a number of events giving specialist motorsports insurance and risk management advice.”